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MOMMA JUNK Set for Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre, 2/22-23

Abingdon Theatre Company's Pop Up Playhouse offers a special staged reading of the new puppet play MOMMA JUNK by John Trevellini to be presented at 11am on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Jules Ochoa (How I Fell in Love) directs this family-friendly reading, which is FREE and open to the public.

MOMMA JUNK is the story of two kids from the junkyard who go on a perilous journey to save their home. This full-sized puppet play has unique characters, a thrilling story and a style that will entertain adults and children alike.

Pop Up Playhouse offers original work presented as stage readings with music, masks and puppetry to enhance the language. Pop Up Playhouse develops new theatre for audiences of all ages. Innovative stories are given the time and audience to grow as they entertain, educate and immerse children in the art of American storytelling. Pop Up Playhouse launched its 2013-14 Season last September with ALICE IN WONDERLAND by James Armstrong, adapted from Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass," followed in December by the holiday-themed play WINTER TALES by Vincent Scott.

Puppet Phactory is a collective of artists brought together to produce the puppet play MOMMA JUNK. It is one of the first companies to open-source a performance via its participation in the recent Maker Faire, an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters and others who are exploring new forms and new technologies. Makers were invited to build puppets for MOMMA JUNK. The final puppets chosen will be beta-tested and displayed at the upcoming reading.

The reading of MOMMA JUNK features Jack Boslet, Brandon Drea, Lori Gardner, Shannon Harris, Carole Monferdini, Leon Morgan and Matthew Nichols.

MOMMA JUNK runs Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 at 11:00am at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street), for ages 5-12 and families. Tickets are FREE and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are suggested. To reserve tickets to MOMMA JUNK, please email Vincent Scott at

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Photo credit: Kim T. Sharp

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